We look forward to February in the Lake Chelan Valley.
In February, the comment we hear most often is, “the pass isn’t that bad”. Those who “brave” the pass are rewarded with the serenity of the North Cascades in the winter where the sun shines, people are friendly and parking is free. The tasting rooms heat up for Red Wine and Chocolate weekends and visitors on a much needed winter retreat find themselves reenergized and supremely proud that they made the trip to see us. Take in a treatment at one of the area’s many spa’s, pick up a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, take a walk in the hills or sit on the deck and gaze at the lake. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley – it's naturally intoxicating.
Tsillan Cellars (pronounced "She-lan") is the best place in the world. At least, that’s how you feel when you are there. Marvel at the stone bridges, slate walkways, stone columns and a 35 foot bell tower. If that doesn’t ring your bronze bell, sit . . .
In your retelling of your trip to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, you’re going to speak about your visit to Ventimiglia Cellars a little differently. Find this diminutive winery behind the apple storage buildings, up the gravel road and past the house w . . .
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BY RICK STEIGMEYER, THE WINEMAKER'S JOURNAL, WENATCHEE WORLD: It was only by coincidence that I got a call from Bob Christopher this week the day before I was heading up to Manson to interview for a . . .